David was appointed by Austrade as a Senior Investment Specialist for the Agribusiness & Food sector in July 2014.
David is an experienced food industry executive, having worked in senior executive roles at Mars, Inc. around the world, including in Dubai, where he held a regional role for Africa, India and the Middle East, and more recently at Mars head office in Washington D.C, where he was a member of the management team which was responsible for the Chocolate division globally. In those roles, David was actively involved in investment decisions and he understands the investment drivers for a global food company.
David is a lawyer by training. He holds a Masters of Law, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney.
In his legal career, David was a partner at a leading Australian law firm, Minter Ellison (in that firm’s New York and Sydney offices), where he specialised in cross border mergers and acquisitions transactions.
David’s board experience includes roles as a non-executive director at Serco Asia Pacific, a director of Mars Superannuation, Chairman of Mars Australia, and as a director of the Australian Food and Grocery Council.